Short course, July 2024, Łódź, Poland

Volker Grimm and Steve Railsback will conduct a one-week short course on agent-based modeling with NetLogo, the week of 29 July – 2 August. There are still a few places available in this course! The course will be at the University of Łódź, Poland. We will...

Ecological Society of America recognizes Volker Grimm

The Ecological Society of America awarded Volker Grimm the 2023 Robert Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award, which is presented every two years to an outstanding non-American ecologist. The award statement noted Volker’s contributions to theoretical ecology,...

Reusable building blocks for agent-based models

Uta Berger, Volker Grimm, and others recently submitted a manuscript promoting reusable components of ABMs, and established the web site www.rbb4abm.com to promote them. The authors define resusable building blocks: “An RBB is a submodel that represents a...

New software development resources from CoMSES Net

CoMSES Net, the Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences,is making training materials for good software practices available. Modules are now available on: Responsible practices for scientific software, Introduction to Git and Github, and...

New ODD guidance published in JASSS

A new article in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation provides updated guidance on the ODD protocol for describing and developing agent-based models. A supplement to the article provides detailed guidance on each element of ODD, including specific...